Google's Chrome OS Arrives in a Desktop with the New LG Chromebase
Chrome OS isn't just for Chromebooks. In fact, LG decided to use it in the Chromebase, an all-in-one desktop computer. Unlike other operating systems that are saved locally to the computer's hard drive, Chrome OS relies on cloud computing. With an Internet connection, you'll gain access to official Google apps, such as Gmail, YouTube, Hangouts, and Docs. You can also find third-party apps in the Chrome Web Store.
Internet access is important to the Chromebase, which is why it supports 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity to connect wirelessly to the Internet. Bluetooth technology allows you to connect wirelessly to peripherals and accessories. While the Chromebase has a 16GB solid-state drive, you'll save most of your files on Google Drive. Google Drive is a cloud storage option provided by Google, and allows you to share your data with compatible devices that are connected to the Internet. This means you can access your files on another Chromebase, provided you have your Google account name and password. And since there are no apps saved locally on the solid-state drive, the Chromebase is capable of booting up quickly from shutdown.
The Chromebase has a 21.5" IPS LED screen with Full HD 1920 x 1080 native resolution, which means you can play Full HD 1080p video content without upscaling or letterboxing, while the IPS panel of the screen allows for wider viewing angles. The display is powered by integrated Intel HD Graphics integrated with its 1.4 GHz Intel® Celeron™ 2955U processor. If you spend most of the time on the Internet when you're on a computer, the Chromebase might be for you.